Formal name: Alocasia amazonica
Nicknames: Elephant’s Ear, African Mask Plant, Kris, Alocasia Polly, Alocasia Tuber.
Family: Alocasia genus.
Native habitat: Southeast Asia.
Difficulty level: Moderate–requires specific care and an ideal indoor environment.
Light requirements: Bright indirect light. This plant prefers only 60% shade.
Watering: Moderate; we recommend letting the soil dry out between waterings.
Soil: Well-aerated and fast-draining potting soil. An organic, loose soil that contains a good amount of peat moss is ideal. If needed, add some Perlite to lighten a heavier soil.
Temperature: A temperature between 65 and 75 Fahrenheit and above-average humidity is ideal. The Elephant Ear will go dormant and die if exposed to the cold.
A striking and beautiful houseplant, the Alocasia Amazonica has deep green leaves accentuated with light green veins. The leaves are roughly serrated, and in some cases, the leaf color appears as almost purple-green. Leaf shapes range from wide hearts to slim arrowheads, with textures from slick and glossy to thick and waxy. Growing to a moderate height, this is the perfect statement plant for any room!
*This plant is a poisonous houseplant and should be kept away from children and pets.
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